Monday Grab Bag of Links …

Architecture.
Contemporary Sustainable Home in Melbourne
The Incredible Tumbleweed Epu House
Friday Five: Scary Houses In Horror Movies
Family Home Originally Wrapped Around a Central Stairway
Baby boomers create their retirement dream house

Economics.
Amherst College Spends $40,000 to Reduce $30 Annual Damages
Recycling fraud is draining California cash – Los Angeles Times
Boudreaux on the Economics of “Buy Local”

Retro.
The Zep Diner, Los Angeles – Retronaut
From Simple Steam to Burly Turbines: 150 Years of Great American Trains

Food.
Cheesecakes Chocolate Bombón
Stunts: Pizza Chain Sends Creepy Mascots to Stalk Its Twitter Followers
John Walker Diamond Jubilee
Mexican Hot Chocolate with Tequila and Cayenne Pepper
How to Drink Rare Rums – Esquire

Animals.
Max Stubbular: Fill ‘Er Up
Maverick the German Shepherd
Live at the Acrawlpolis
Turtle hatchlings part of 20-year success story at Oregon Zoo
Dudley Zoo introduces Jasper the Red Panda
Three New Wallaby Joeys Play Peek-a-boo at Edinburgh Zoo
Busch Gardens Welcomes Baby White Rhino

Style / Shoes.
James Bond Tuxedo Guide — Gentleman’s Gazette
35 Years Perfect: The Frank Clegg English Briefcase

Watches.
Hands-on with the Seiko Astron GPS
Friday Find: Greubel Forsey Set of 10 Unique Pieces
IN-DEPTH: A Detailed Look At The Incredible Forty Years Of Porsche Design
Speedy Tuesday – Houston We’ve Had A Problem
Squale 101 Atmos Ref 2002A Review
Wow Watch Wednesday: Jacquet Droz Bird Repeater (VIDEO)
Photo essay: Patek Philippe Ref. 5550P Advanced Research Perpetual Calendar
Patek Philippe 5079: Christie’s Expert Sabine Kegel Weighs In

Fountain Pens / Writing.
Nakaya Dorsal Fin V.1 Aka-Tame Nuri
Diamine Ancient Copper
Pelikan 1935 L.e. Lapis Blue
Macniven & Cameron ‘waverley’ Fountain Pen
Conway Stewart Celebration Le Wellington
If nibs could sing

Gear / Gadgets / Kit.
Benchmade Emissary Review
THIS is how you use an EDC tool
TuffThumbz Buck Advantage Review

Halloween.
Haunted Houses Get More Extreme – WSJ.com

Cars.
Shaken, stirred and still looking good: 50 years of Bond cars
Whatever Happened to the Back to the Future DeLorean?
OK, OK here’s a few more classics…

Travel.
The most beautiful cafe in the world
6 Paranormal Travel Destinations

Photography.
This Clever Instagram Camera Halloween Costume Shoots Full-Frame Photos
Photographer Makes a Name for Herself Photographing Tiny Waves
Most Spectacular Shots From 50 Years of Robotic Solar System Exploration
Slow animated GIF
Autumn 2012: Celebration of the season – The Big Picture
National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 – The Big Picture

Computing.
iFixit Teardown Of The New Mac mini Reveals Some Pleasant Surprises
Google Maps Gets a Makeover [VIDEO]
The Worst Passwords of 2012
How to Build a Small Gaming PC

Liberty / Govt.
Harsanyi: Is this what Obama’s glorious green-energy future looks like?
Americans Should Reject Obama-Romney Foreign Policy by Sheldon Richman
The Department of Dirty Tricks. Why is this man’s…
Tribute to an Audience, David Henderson

Misc.
Revealing Behind-the-Scenes Photos from ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’
a dinner party / picnic inspired by Moonrise Kingdom film
Prisoners of Cable – The Atlantic
9-Year-Old Boy Finds Message in a Bottle
The Lowly Button Gets A Brilliant Upgrade
Google’s Backpack Camera System Brings Google Street View to Grand